58554RE: [bolger] Re: seizing rope onto double paddle for Payson Pirogue
- Sep 6, 2008Thanks for uploading the photos of your "Bolger Canoe." I love the colors
you chose. I chose almost the same color inside the boat as you. I see you
beefed up the gunwhales and extended them from stem to stern, and added what
I think are footrests, or maybe blocks into which the seat is screwed.
I did not build a kayak seat into my boat. A local kayak salesman said he
thought it was nuts to paddle a kayak without a backrest and footrests.
Somewhere, Bolger has written he thinks kayakers should not rest their backs
on anything, instead, keeping their upper body loose, letting the boat rock
from side to side underneath them. I can't remember his entire line of
thinking. I respect his opinion so much, I'll try my boat first his way,
without a seat, and maybe latter add a seat.
When I launch tomorrow, I'll try to take some video so everyone can see how
the boat paddles with an overweight amateur.
By the way, I intend to take my Payson Pirogue, and my old Junebug, to the
Lake Monroe Messabout near Bloomington, IN on Sept. 19-21. Hope to see some
other Midwesterners there.
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Subject: [bolger] Re: seizing rope onto double paddle for Payson Pirogue
I just posted a couple of photos to an album titled "Bolger Canoe". I'm
headed out boating
this morning and will take a few pictures of the spray skirt. The skirt was
easy to make and
really works well. Happy launching on Sunday! Do you have your boat set up
with a kayak type
> I would love to see a picture of your Pirogue and skirt. I've taken lots
> photos of the construction of my Pirogue and will organize them into apage
> on my website, soon. The paint is curing on my boat as I type. I expect to[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> launch her Sunday.
> Michael Galvin
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